The BEACON Registry: Best Expert Agreement for Care of Occult Myocardial Infarction (MI) Nationally
The purpose of this registry is to assess and improve the process of care and health outcomes of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with chest pain suspected to be of cardiac origin. The study will identify which methods facilitate the diagnosis and risk stratification of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non STEMI, including patients with occult myocardial infarction (MI), and result in a shorter time to definitive diagnosis and treatment.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||The BEACON Registry: Best Expert Agreement for Care of Occult MI Nationally|
- Time to definitive diagnosis of STEMI, UA/NSTEMI and non-cardiac chest pain; time to disposition decision will be used as an objective measure of time to definitive diagnosis [ Time Frame: Index hospitalization ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Time to treatment, economic outcomes and survival outcomes [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients presenting to the Emergency Department with chest pain suspected to be of cardiac origin.
The BEACON Registry is a multi-center data collection and follow-up registry. Participating Sites will collect information on patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with chest pain. The purpose of the BEACON Registry is to evaluate the impact of new technologies, practice patterns and initiatives on patient time to diagnosis, patient time to treatment, patient survival and overall economics.
|United States, Ohio|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195|
|Principal Investigator:||William F. Peacock, MD||The Cleveland Clinic|
|Principal Investigator:||Deepak L. Bhatt, MD||VA Boston Healthcare System|
|Principal Investigator:||Venugopal Menon, MD||The Cleveland Clinic|